Huskadoo by Joan Forgione
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Huskadoo

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 230 yards (183 - 210 m)
Adult Medium (Adult Large)
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When board games were popular, Hüsker Dü? was one of my favorites. As I recall, it involved memory (haha). The name Huskadoo is a simplified version of that Scandinavian term and is inspired by the yarn’s glorious, rich color, a maize gold, reminiscent of ripe corn. Although the cable looks difficult, it’s quite intuitive, if not memorizable, and a quick, fun knit in DK-weight yarn.

The slightly slouchy hat is constructed from the brim to the crown, seamlessly with uninterrupted cabling.

The cable pattern is both written and charted.

SIZES
• Head circumference: 17¾ (21¼)” 45 (54)cm to fit sizes Adult Medium (Adult Large)
Shown in Adult Medium

YARN
• 1 skein Amanda Hope Yarn Kiwi DK
100% superwash New Zealand Polwarth wool
246 yds 225m/100g
Shown in color Ochre

NEEDLES
• US 4 3.5mm needles*
• US 6 4mm needles*
• Set of US 6 4mm double-pointed needles (if using shorter circular needle)

* Set of double-pointed or 16” 40cm circular or 32” 80cm circular needles for working magic loop, as preferred, to work in the round.

NOTIONS
• stitch markers
• cable needle
• tapestry needle

SKILLS USED
• cables
• knitting in the round
• decreasing
• reading charts (optional)

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.